Colts top Keeneland's Wednesday session
THE aggregate posted for the Wednesday session at Keeneland was less than half that of the comparable day in 2007, this year the aggregate was only $2,580,500 compared to $6,295,500, a fall of 59 per cent. The decrease was also reflected in the average which fell by 39 per cent from $23,667 to $14,497 while the median dropped from $17,500 to $12,000. In total, 178 horses sold at a clearance rate of 68 per cent.
The top two prices were once again given for foals, with an Indian Charlie colt from the family of Travers Stakes-Gr1 winner Will's Way and offered by Eaton Sales fetching $110,000, while a son by this year's successful first-season sire Tapit made $77,000. He was bought by Whitechurch having been offered by Warrendale Sales.
The cumulative sale so far is down on total receipts by 46 per cent, with the average down by 35 per cent and the median by 31 per cent.